HOL-Z in the UniForM-Workbench – A Case Study in Tool Integration for Z

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access


The UniForM-Workbench is an open tool-integration environment providing type-safe communication, a toolkit for graphical user-interfaces, version management and configuration management.

We demonstrate how to integrate several tools for the Z specification language into the workbench, obtaining an instantiation of the workbench suited as a software development environment for Z. In the core of the setting, we use the encoding HOL-Z of Z into Isabelle as semantic foundation and for formal reasoning with Z specifications. In addition to this, external tools like editors and small utilities are integrated, showing the integration of both self-developed and externally developed tools.

The resulting prototype demonstrates the viability of our approach to combine public domain tools into a generic software development environment using a strongly typed functional language.